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Best book events in NYC: Critics' picks

Hal Willner Residency

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

You might not recognize Hal Willner's name, but if you're an open-eared NYC music fan, chances are you've savored one of his brilliantly offbeat tribute shows and/or albums. Here, Willner—a walking

  1. The Stone Ave C, at 2nd St
  2. Until Sun Aug 31
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The Moth StorySLAM

  • Critics choice

Ten stories. Three teams of judges. One winner. The outrageously (and deservedly) popular storytelling series pits local yarn spinners against one another, challenging them to deliver an impressive

  1. The Bell House 149 7th St, between Second and Third Aves, 11215
  2. Mon Sep 1
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Literary BFFs: Adam Wilson and Justin Taylor

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Two of Brooklyn's literary darlings—and Carroll Gardens neighbors—discuss their new story collections (Taylor's Flings and Wilson's What's Important is Feeling) and the existential crises that

  1. McNally Jackson Books 52 Prince St, between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts
  2. Tue Sep 2
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An Evening with Edward Hirsch

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Edward Hirsch's masterful and heartrending new book-length poem, Gabriel, addresses the recent death of his son and the ensuing grief. On Sept 3, Hirsch opens up about the work for the first time

  1. The New School, J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 W 12th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Wed Sep 3
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